Edelweiss Air makes Orlando its fifth US service from Zurich

Edelweiss Air Zurich to Orlando

Seen cutting the ribbon and Disney-inspired cake at Zurich Airport on 16 January, to officially open Edelweiss Air’s new service to Orlando, is the carrier’s CEO Bernd Bauer. The carrier will operate a weekly (Tuesdays) rotation on the 7,709-kilometre link, the carrier’s fifth US destination from Switzerland’s largest city. With this launch, Orlando is now connected to nine countries non-stop in Europe.

Orlando Edelweiss Air

Orlando greeted the arrival of its newest European carrier – Edelweiss Air – with this airline-branded two-tier cake, topped with a tailfin of the Swiss airline. Orlando becomes Edelweiss Air’s fifth destination in the US to be served from Zurich, while Orlando is the carrier’s second route to Florida after Tampa.

  • Edelweiss Air, a carrier which flew 1.46 million passengers in 2016, commenced its latest long-haul route from Zurich (ZRH) this week, with the Swiss operator starting a link from Switzerland’s largest city to Orlando (MCO). The latter city is the airline’s fifth destination in the US after Denver, Las Vegas, San Diego and Tampa. Launched 16 January, the carrier will offer a weekly (Tuesdays) rotation to its second Floridian destination, with the carrier serving the 7,709-kilometre route year-round on its A330-300s. No other carrier currently operates between Zurich and Orlando. According to OAG schedules, Edelweiss Air offered over 173,700 seats to/from the US in 2017, an increase of 19% when compared to the 146,300 seats it provided in 2016. See how Orlando Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world

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